Rikki O’Neill in Mallow

Rikki O’Neill in Mallow Camera Club


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LIPF Panel

Congratulations to Christopher Bourke and Jim McSweeney for LIPF Distinction.



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The SACC photographer of the year competition

The Southern Association of Camera Clubs photographer of the year competition took place in the Horse and Jockey Hotel on 20th November.
A number of club members did very well at the competition
Tony Coakley was awarded a gold medal in the non advanced colour print section with his image if a stag.
Christopher Bourke was awarded the silver medal in the non advanced colour print section
Breda O’mulvane was awarded a silver medal in the non advanced projected image
Vincent Higgins was awarded an honourable mention in non advanced mono print
Breda O’Mulane was awarded an honourable mention in the non advanced projected image.
Well done to everyone who entered and the members who came to support the club.


Group of winners with Vivien Competition Secretary and Jim Chairperson

Chris Bourke receiving his Silver medal

Vincent Higgins receiving his honourable mention


Breda O’Mullane receiving her Honorable mention and Silver medal

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Mallow Camera Club News on Facebook

Our 30th year of Mallow Camera Club has come to an end with the AGM last evening.

There was a very large attendance at the meeting and the following officers and committee were elected for the 2016-17 season.

Chairperson Jim McSweeney

Vice Chairperson Paul Tips

Secretary: Margaret McAuliffe

Treasurer: John Kiely

Competition Secretary: Viv Buckley

Committee members: Peggy O’Brien, John Hooton, John Doheny, Pat Sheehan, Teddy Sugrue, Janusz Trzesicki, Justyna Trzesicka, Christopher Bourke, Neily Curtin.

We wish the new committee all the very best for the next year.

The official Facebook page Mallow Camera Club 30 Years Growing has a new logo, look and a new name as the 30 year celebration is over.

The page is now called “Mallow Camera Club News” and we will continue to update this page on a regular basis for your enjoyment.

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The 30th Anniversary Dinner will take place next Thursday 29th September at 7:30pm in Springfort Hall Newtowpothouse Mallow.

This is our last event of the 30th year  celebrations and what a busy year we have had! There will be entertainment provided by Noel Walsh and Teddy Sugrue. A short presentation will be given John Hooton and the founder members of Mallow Camera Club on the founding and forming of the club which should be very interesting.

The Presentation of the awards for the Photographer of the Year and the naming of the Club Photographer of the Year for 2016.

there will be free raffles and something for everyone in the audience!

Booking is essential, to a place please email Margaret on hosta04@gmail.com

by Monday 26th September at the latest.

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Mallow Camera Club Season Starting September 5th

Mallow Camera Club new season is starting next Monday September 5th, 8.00pm in the Mercy Centre Mallow.

We will go through the club programme for the next two months.
Members please bring 4 – 5 images that you took during the summer which we display.

Also note that the the Camera Skills Classes will start on September 12th, 7.00pm.

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Mallow Camera Club 30th Year Secondary Schools Competition



This competition is for secondary school students there are 2 competitions one for Junior cycle and one for senior cycle.

Prizes for the competition in each category are:

1st place €50, 2nd €30 and 3rd place €20

You are allowed to enter 2 images.

The Theme of the competition is “The Way We Live”

Your images can be taken on a digital camera or your phone or any other digital device.

Maximum size of image not more than 2mg.

Entries are to be emailed to mccschoolcomp2016@gmail.com

Inappropriate images will not be accepted.

The closing date for the entries is 10th October 2016.

The judges decisions are final, there will be a panel of judges from Mallow Camera Club to adjudicate the competition.

With your entry please state your name, age, school, junior or senior cycle, a title for your image and your email address.

There will be a prize giving night and an exhibition of the best images entered in October 2016 a date will be sent to all qualifying authors.

Mallow Camera Club wishes you good luck and we are looking forward to seeing your images.

Thanks to our partners in this competition Co Cork Arts Office and Mallow Credit Union.Mallow credit union ltd CCClogo56_0



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The Rebel Cup


rebel cup


Mallow Camera Club were placed 3rd in the inaugural Rebel Cup competition last weekend.  Congratulations to Cork Camera Group who the overall title, and Blarney Camera Club who came second.

The judges gave the best overall image on our panel to “Scrum” by Janusz Trzesicki, well done Janusz. The photographers with images on the panel were Viv Buckley, Paul Tips, Janusz Trzesicki, Jim McSweeney, Joy Buckley, Teddy Sugrue, John Hooton, Peggy O’Brien, Brid Coakley  and Neily Curtin.

Thanks to Teddy and Peggy who went along early to put up the panel. The exhibition from the 10 Cork City and County Clubs stays in County Hall until 29th April so pop in and have a look.

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Mallow Club Members Success

Mallow Camera Club members had great success at the recent Irish Photographic Federation Photographer of the Year competitions

Viv Buckley won a sliver medal in the advanced mono print section

Breda O’Mullane won a bronze medal in the Intermediate projected image competition.

Bill Power competing for Cork Camera group was declared overall Photographer of the Year.

At the Nature Photographer of the Year the following day Jim Mc Sweeney won  Silver and  Bronze medals and an honourable mention. Photo Viv Jim and Breda with their medals at the recent 30 year slide show evening.

IPF finals 2016

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30th Year Event

Our first 30th year event will take place on Monday 22nd Feb at 8pm in the Mercy Centre Mallow it is one of our “Down Memory Lane” nights. On 22nd Feb we are holding a slides night from the pre-digital era this will be presented by 5 of our original founder members who each will show their top 20 slides and the stories that go with them.

We are looking forward to the presentation by John Hooton, John Doheny, Colman Culhane, Pat Heavin and Pat Sheehan.

All welcome on the night!

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